Join a journey of millennia in this remarkable collection of short stories from popular author Etka Gitel Schwartz. From the splitting of the Red Sea to the hedgerows of Normandy, from ancient Jerusalem to the Catskills: here are the voices of children and adults, paratroopers, pilgrims, tollbooth operators and rabbi detectives, united all in triumphant, passionate celebration of the Jewish spirit.
An impossible choice is offered in a tiny jail before dawn—and death. An injured U.S. Marine finds himself a stranger in his own life, a child robbed of name or identity inherits a family of millions, and joyous multitudes throng the roads to ancient Jerusalem. Two mothers exchange babies and change history, Eisenhower’s Cow visits a board meeting, the CIA’s top balabustecomes out of retirement, and the Rotberg family unwittingly wreaks matchmaking havoc. From the oilfields of Galveston and the battlefields of Chickamauga, the bonfires of Meron and the frigid haystacks of the Hungarian border, emerge adventures both true and fictional to entertain, ignite and inspire.
Join the Caravan of Jewish experience. sojourn through travail, through hope and discovery, and emerge exultant. drink deeply from the oasis of the soul and taste history, heritage and destiny, today and tomorrow and a thousand generations glittering across the sky.